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"Into the air, Junior Birdmen, .."

Old 6th Mar 2004, 03:39
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"Into the air, Junior Birdmen, .."

Into the Air, Junior Birdmen

Into the air, junior birdmen
Into the air, upside down;
Into the air, junior birdmen
Keep your nose up in the brown;
And when you see all those birdmen
With their shiny wings of tin
Then you will know the junior birdmen
Have sent their boxtops in!


DETROIT SUNDAY TIMES Sunday, September 8, 1935

Editor's Note: This came from a full page of the Detroit Sunday Times devoted to the "Junior Birdmen of America." The page featured articles headlined;

"800 Birdmen Enrolled in 1936 Scale Model Event; $3,000 Prizes,"
1,500 to Compete; Sikorsky S-39 Is Pattern

"Birdmen Will Get Novel Fall Events."
Spectacular Series Mapped to Widen Knowledge of Wing Members

Junior Birdmen Air Course
prepared by U.S. Bureau of Air Commerce.

This is the forty-ninth lesson in the Junior Birdmen air course prepared by the United States Bureau of Air Commerce. You can obtain a booklet containing the reprint of the first 26 lessons by writing to the Junior Birdmen Wing Headquarters care of this newspaper, enclosing five cents for cost and mailing. This reprint is fully illustrated.


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When I was in Air Force ROTC at the U of Maryland I was razed a bit as a Junior Birdman - not helped by the fact that many of my class-mates were 5 years older than I.

And I was there when the Air Force changed from army khaki to blue uniforms. Further razing as "Greyhound bus drivers", since many commuted to school on Greyhound. I'll admit that there was some similarity.

Oops, no one could be THAT old....

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